Rose Scharlin was the first director of the Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, the very first cooperative nursery school in the City of Los Angeles and the model upon which other similar schools patterned themselves. Founded in 1939 as the Echo Park Cooperative Nursery School, using the facilities of the Echo Park Playground. In March 1946 a number of its members decided to start a similar school for the Silver Lake area and broke away from the original group, taking with them as the new school’s director Mrs. Rose Scharlin. As a subject for our book project, Silver Lake Bohemia, the authors, Michael Locke and Vincent Brook, are looking for material to enhance the chapter on Rose Scharlin. Especially helpful would be photos of Rose Scharlin herself, which up until now, we have not been able to locate. If you know of anyone who may have known Rose or were early participants in the school’s history, please let us know. Please contact Michael Locke by phone (323) 644-3338 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Built on a steep hillside in Silver Lake’s architecturally-significant Silver Ridge Avenue, the multilevel Sharlin House represents a significant departure from the architect’s typical single story home. Projecting trellises, shown here, contribute handsomely to the building’s overall design.Gregory Ain designed the house for the Sharlin family. Rose Scharlin was the moving force behind the very first cooperative nursery school in the City of Los Angeles c.1939, and the model upon which local schools patterned themselves. Beginning as the Echo Park Cooperative Nursery School, using the facilities of the Echo Park Playground, a number of its members decided to start a similar school for the Silver Lake area and broke away from the original group, taking with them as the new school�s director Mrs. Rose Scharlin in 1946. The new school began as the Lakeview Cooperative Nursery School at the present school site, which was then an abandoned tennis court. Rose Scharlin fostered the concept of parents and children growing and learning together within the group. When Rose Scharlin died in 1948, the name of the school was changed in her memory. In 1955 it merged with the old Echo Park School to become one again.Located at 2363 Silver Ridge Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.